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Cleo Teissedre

Vintage 1985 Cleo Teissedre Hopi Corn Maiden Sculpture Signed by Artist

Vintage 1985 Cleo Teissedre Hopi Corn Maiden Sculpture Signed by Artist

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Vintage, Old Store Stock. MINT Condition. Authentic Cleo Teissedre Hopi Corn Maiden Sculpture. Signed, 1985. Hand painted in pastel colors of peach, teal, pale yellow, cream, brown and turquoise blue. Made of a material called hydrocal cement. She is wearing her traditional bun hair on each side of head. Lots of turquoises stone necklaces draped around her neck, bracelet, and ring. Dressed in a ceremonial outfit. There are No Chips or Scratches.

All Photographs are Original and are not stock photos.

  • Category: Hopi Corn Maiden
  • Year: 1985
  • Item Type: Ceramic Sculpture
  • Colors: Pastel colors of peach, teal, pale yellow, cream, brown and turquoise blue
  • Condition: In Excellent condition. No Chips, Nicks, Cracks or Crazing.
  • Size: 12 inches in height by 5 inches in depth and 5 inches in length
  • Weight: ABT 4 pounds
  • Artist: Cleo Teissedre

  • Corn is the symbol of sustenance, the staff of life and is an important symbol of many tribes. Corn is considered a gift from the Great Spirit so its role is both as a food and a ceremonial object. Very notably, corn is connected to the Hopi for their skill in being able to raise corn in desert sand.

    Native Americans believed that all things were alive. They thought that Turquoise was alive with positive energy, which aided mental functions and communication and acted as a protector. Many of these beliefs have endured to the present day. Turquoise stands for water and for sky, for bountiful harvests, health and protection, All Native Americans believe that the earth is living and all things are precious. Turquoise is no exception, representing life, and is highly revered. Turquoise bracelets, necklaces and rings are wearable bank accounts; in the past, Native Americans used pieces as deposits for goods needed from traders.
    This is a beautifully done Hopi Corn Maiden Sculpture piece to add to your southwest art collection.

    Cleo Teissedre was a well known artist from Tucson, AZ. She was born on Aug. 31, 1930 and passed away on June 25, 2020. She was known for producing Native American-style Navajo Storyteller Pottery pieces. The figurines are hand-painted by Teissedre. The tile is hand glazed, the storytellers are hand painted, and the pottery is hand drawn. In the tile, sculpture and pottery line, you will never see two pieces that are exactly alike, because they are hand-done. Pottery figurines of Teissedre are increasing in price and are rarer as they disappear into private collections. No new pottery figurines are made.

    Items that I sell that are marked vintage, antique or collectible may show some signs of wear to the original boxes or original package when available. See pictures for detail. All of my items come from a smoke-free environment. I do combine shipping on multiple items.

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